The Easy-Core Coring System has been well received among the woodturning community with many praises coming from professional bowl turners.
Coring doesn't have to be a scary, unnerving experience anymore. Even novice turners with a bit of instruction (instructional video is supplied with the system), can easily remove several bowls from one blank.
Get the most from your expensive burl or bowl blank, while not feeling exhausted at the end of the process. You will have lots of energy left to core more bowls or turn that piece you've been waiting to get your hands on for the last month.
The Easy-Core Coring System is comprised of two main parts:
The Base Set needed is determined by the swing of the lathe. The swing is the distance from the middle of the spindle to the bed multiplied by two (i.e. a 2436 lathe has a 24" swing and therefore requires a 24" Base Set).
Any size lathe from 16" to 26" swing (with flat bedways) can be accommodated with the Easy-Core Coring System.
A Clamp Block (packaged separately) is included with the Base Unit. This will also vary from lathe to lathe. To determine the size of the Clamp Block needed, measure the distance between the bedways. This GAP determines the Clamp Block required.
The Knife Sets determine what size bowl blanks can be cored. There are four knife sets available for a complete system. These Knife Sets can be purchased separately.
The Knives are made from quality materials to ensure they hold up to the task at hand. The supports fingers for knife sets #1 & #2 are constructed using 60,000 lb tensile carbon steel, whereas the support fingers for knife sets #3 & #4 are made from 100,000 lb chrome nickel steel.
Each Knife Set includes a knife, support, and cutter.
Cutters are replaceable and easily sharpened on a bench grinder platform. The cutters are made from HSS CPM M4 - the same steel used to make our Mastercut Turning Tools - providing excellent cutter life.
If you are interested in more detailed information regarding the design and R&D that we underwent to obtain the Easy-Core Coring System, then click here.
Base Set Includes:
The Clamp Block is lathe specific. Click here to view a list of the more common lathes and sizes.
The Easy-Core Instructional Video can also be downloaded from our website.
Each Knife Set Includes:
I started with 98 blanks and ended up with; 51-18", 93-15", 102-12", 95-8". For a total of 341 bowls. They have all been kiln dried now and only lost one blank from cracking (8"). Normally it would take 10 to 12 days to turn and core 98 pieces but with your system it was done in a record time of 5 days. Not only was it faster, I was able to accurately get more core blanks with this system. The system worked so good I didn't lose a single blank from the coring process. Probably one of the most important things about it was it put the fun back into coring and at the end of the day my arms felt good, not like before with other systems, they felt like they would fall off. Tim thanks a lot,it is greatly appreciated. The design is brilliant you are very smart , but don't let your head swell.
David Lancaster, Maine